SDCCE – Basic Needs Research Report

Learn about our work on the SDCCE – Basic Needs Research Report

Project Goal

Inclusive Data’s goal on this project was to perform quantitative research to determine the basic needs of San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE) students, with a specific focus on mental health, housing insecurity, food insecurity, as well as child and elder care. 

Our Role

Inclusive Data supported the literature review, environmental scan, geographical analysis, needs assessment, and performed the quantitative research.

Executive Summary

Community college students continue to struggle with meeting their basic needs. The Hope Center (2020) found that over 60% of students enrolled in the San Diego Community College District struggled to meet their own basic human needs including mental health, housing, food, and child care needs (Hope Center, 2020). This research project aims to explore the basic needs of San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE) students, with a specific focus on mental health, housing insecurity, food insecurity, as well as child and elder care. This study consisted of a literature review and environmental scan, as well as both quantitative and qualitative research activities to gather data and insights from the students themselves.

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